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. >> reporter: well, katie, yes, they are. u.s. and european officials say the plot called for a spectacular multipronged attack on numerous cities in great britain, france, denmark, and germany. teams of terrorists, trained by an al qaeda-linked group along the pakistan-afghan border, plan to carry out commando-style shooting sprees. patterned on the mumbai attacks of 2008. sources describe the plot as credible, but say it was discovered at an early stage and had not gone operational. still, terror experts say there is much they don't know. >> the only thing i think that is fairly, fairly concrete is that it would have taken place in germany and other european countries. >> reporter: intelligence officials are concerned that squads of trained terrorists are still on the loose, so plot has not been completely wrapped up. >> they know that al qaeda intends to send operatives into western capitals with mumbai-style attacks against soft targets in cities. but they don't know who they are. they don't necessarily know where they are. 7. >> reporter: while there is no indication this particular pl
ever. there have also been u.s. helicopters targeting militants in pakistan. three strikes this month. also a record. the news of the increased threat from pakistan and the stepped-up drone attacks, comes as "obama's wars" shakes up from the pentagon to kabul. bob woodward describing intense white house sessions last fall, pitting president obama against his military leadership. with the war in afghanistan getting worse by the day, the president wanted a number of options on the table, before deciding on a new strategy. but author, bob woodward, told diane sawyer, mr. obama was getting only one option from the military leaders. committing at least 40,000 troops. >> at one of the meetings, if i can quote him directly, he says, i'm pissed. and he is. they keep coming back about details. >> reporter: finally, the president grew so frustrated, he sat down and dictated a six-page document, defining the military mission. a mission he said required significantly fewer troops than the 40,000 minimum the military wanted. >> i have determined that it is in our vital national interest, to send a
two weeks ago. >>> nbc's white house correspondent savannah guthrie joins us. >> reporter: the voters that voted for the first time in 2008 for the president, a lot of them are young, we're going to see the president on the campus of the united states of wisconsin at madison. there will be 100 companion watch parties, really drawing a page from the '08 playbook. if democrats can turn out some of these voters, it might make a difference in some of these key races. they're really trying to generate enthusiasm. in an interview the president said it would be inexcusable for democrats to stay on the sidelines this election. rahm emanuel widely expected to run for mayor in chicago. looks like that will happen and we could get an announcement as early as friday. the issue of course is who would replace him, would it be an interim chief of staff or will the president go ahead and name a permanent replacement. so definitely something to watch this week. >>> today a senate panel holds a summit on safety after an explosion that killed sen people. >>> southwest is buying air transfer $1.4 billion
limitations on pesticides have made killing them more difficult. costing the u.s. $258 million last year. >> immediately bagged up any of the materials that were in the near proximity to that book. bagged themuf and removed them from the building. >> reporter: right now, all of the contaminated books are in this truck, which is baking in the sun in the inside of a parking lot. once the inside reaches 120 degrees, the critters should die. but the sun and containment aren't the only remedies. all eight have been sprayed with pesticides. >> they don't know what causes a.l.s. and parkinsons. but some have tie today to that stuff. >> reporter: but most are confident in the cleanup. >> it's a nice, quiet, relaxing environment. >> you're going to keep using it? >> yes. >> some might think it's overkill the way we've addressed the problem. but we think it's something if handled quickly, we're going to be better off for it. >> reporter: as a courtesy to library users, the urbana library is planning to wave all late fees until friday. and it could be open as early as sometime tomorrow. reporting
you for staying with us. i'm gurvir dhindsa, filling in for steve today. >> i'm allison seymour. the loss of a hollywood legend, actor tony curtis has died at the age of 85. we'll look back at his career in just a moment. >>> first let's take a look outside. it is the story we're dealing with right now. straight up 7:00 and tony perkins is on the desk with you and a very busy man today, both he and tucker. what is going on, tony? >> we continue to see moderate to heavy rainfall move through the area. we have a variety of warnings and watches in effect at this time. i'll let you know first of all that the tornado warning that was in effect for portions of maryland has been taken down now. it's been allowed to expire. that tornado warning that was in effect for portions of maryland. now let's look at hd radar and we'll show you where the heavy precipitation is as we speak. and as we've been seeing all morning long, with few exceptions, the heaviest rain is to the east. east of the district, along eastern portions of the beltway, through prince george's county, into anne arundel co
is tracking how this system could impact us, bob? >>> we have seen the rain in the last 24 to 36 hours. it looks like another heavy bout of rain. that funnel system has stalled along the east coast. it is raining across florida and further south, we are watching a tropical system that can affect our region. there will be a tropical depression and where it is expected to go, we will let you know. >> it looks like it is making some strength before it makes not only one but two landfalls. one over south florida, one -- actually three, again in the carolinas. again, what we are looking at combined with the jetstream it will act as a funnel. ahead of the jetstream, the rain will pick up on thursday, a round of heavy rains and winds will pick up 30-to-40 miles per hour. a few inches of rain came from this storm system. it does leave quickly but it will leave its mark and we will have your full forecast coming up. >> remember, www.wjz.com is always on. >>> a health scare for former president jimmy carter. here is an update on his condition right now. >> reporter: the former president was on a
in northern virginia after an audit uncovered tons of extra money not being used. a four month audit by a team of cpas found hundreds of millions of dollars in accounts that has not been spent. that money is from years offal kateed funds in a carry over account. the governor wants to move ahead with planned projects quickly. >> i want to get the hot lanes on 95 build as soon as possible. we're trying to get that done, it makes no sense to have hot lanes from tysons to the mixing bowl to run into another traffic jam. you have to get them built from the 14th street bridge south. that's a top priority. >> vdot spends $3.3 billion a year constructing and maintaining the highways and secondary roads in the commonwealth. >>> stephen colbert appears on capitol hill this morning, testifying about immigration before a house committee. we get more from fox 5's sherri ly on capitol hill. he's there for a serious reason today. >> reporter: he is, but when people say stephen colbert is testifying, it's like insert joke here, but this is a serious issue. he is testifying on capitol hill today. it has drawn
, who used to work in a hotel, fortunately spotted the books book -- bugs in the book drop. >> we were incredibly fortunate that she saw it and knew what to do. >> reporter: bed bugs, nearly eradicated in the 1990s. new limit a -- limitations on pesticides have made them grow. >> immediately bagged up any materials that were in immediate proximity of that book. bagged them up and removed them from the building. >> reporter: right now, all of the taminated books -- contaminated books are baking in the sun. once it reaches 120 degrees, the critters should die. >> reporter: but all eight frederick county libraries have now been sprayed with pesticides of that's concerning to some patrons. >> they don't know what causes a.l. upon s. and -- a.l.s., and parkinsons. but some have tie today to that. >> this is a relaxing and quiet environment. >> but you're going to keep using it? >> yes. >> we think it's something that was handled very quickly. we'll be better off for it. >> reporter: as a courtesy to their patrons, the irvanna library is actually waving all of their late fees since friday un
chopper 13 over the area where people are using kayaks as we saw to get around. captain mike perry has details from up above. captain mike? >> we have right now, mary some pretty significant rain shower right now. [no audio ] >> all right. that's captain mike perry reporting live over miller's island. we'll try to get back. first warning coverage continues right now. kelly mcferson is following the evacuations related to the system. we begin however with derek valcourt with baltimore county where first responders have been making rescues all day. derek? >> reporter: all over this side, the eastern side of baltimore county, we are here in the rosedale area just off route 40 a while ago. the water would have been up against mid-chest level which is why route 40 in this section was shut down literally. the water is wandering over the median creating a few problems. the water rushed into the parking lot of this tire shop over here. dozens of the tires literally rolled out into the streets. the problems here, just the tip of the iceberg. from dundalk to anne arundel county, the rains fell t
, killed in afghanistan. navy lieutenant brendan loony of owings, maryland, was one of nine u.s. military personnel killed in a helicopter crash in afghanistan. the 29-year-old was a former navy lacrosse player. our media partner, the baltimore sun, says that services have been tentatively set at st. john the baptist roman catholic church. >>> police say they have no suspects and no motive for a deadly shooting there. it happened this morning in the 1500 block of broadway. according to police, the victim was shot on the front steps of the house there. he was taken to an area hospital where he died. >>> family-friendly restaurants, targeted by a masked robber. and most of the crimes occur here in maryland. weijia jiang is at the most recently targeted restaurant. >> reporter: fbi agents are not revealing exactly how much money the suspect has collected. but they say he's been robbing restaurants for a year and a half and he could strike again at any moment. >> reporter: the fbi is aggressively looking for this man who they say has been on a major crime spree, spanning four states since feb
, the capital, was under water and littered with debree. residents of bermuda, long used to tropical weather, left the streets deserted. >> safety first. we can always rebuild. we already know to rebuild. >> reporter: in fact bermuda has a strict building cones. walls must be at least eight inches thick able to withstand winds of 08 miles an hour. >> i'm not scared at all. i think it's an awesome force of nature. if you can experience it, that is amazing. >> reporter: officials will be in bermuda to assess the damage. so far, there's no word of any serious injuries. >> the first warning weather coverage continues. bob? >> right now igor is about 400 miles northeast of bermuda, so they have sunshine. it's still a category one, minimal category one. it's moving northeast at 26 miles an hour. see that little dot there. that is, in fact, bermuda, it passed at 40, 45 miles west of bermuda. also in the tropics, julia is weak and is moving off to the east. it's not going to affect any and. here's another area, africa, which will be tracking. it could become a tropical depression by tomorrow, but it
hit and he only gets nine months. >> reporter: the family tells us that they were hoping for a sentence that would deter other drink drives, but they think serving less than a year in jail is much of a deterrent. >> no matter what was going on, had a little smile on his face. and if you asked him how he was feeling he would say better. >> reporter: this week 27-year- old lorson pled guilty to possessing heroin and driving while intoxicated that night. he will serve six months in prison. for killing the 16-year-old boy, lorson will have probation for three years. he'll have to go to drug counseling, put an interlock on his car and go to drug counseling. >> it's crazy that you would do more time for possession of heroin than killing somebody. i don't understand it. >> reporter: the family is struggling with the skwrurbl system allowing the driver to plead guilty to the lesser charges and not to fatally injuring the teen. >> the stronger the state's case is the less than want to give up. the weaker the state's case is, the more willing they'll give up something in order to g
to the middle east peace process. >> peace must be made by israelis and palestinians. but each of us has a responsibility to do our part as well. >> reporter: the president urged friends of israel to accept a palestinian state and asked arab nations to support the palestinian authority, politically and financially. >> president obama says u.s.- led negotiations can produce results if the international community sets aside decades of community and pessimism. >> we could have an agreement that will lead to a new member of the united nations, an independent, solid state of palestine, living in peace with israel. >> reporter: though israel's seat sat empty because of a jewish holiday. >> reporter: during the second speech to the u.n. general assembly, president obama highlighted other issues. >> reporter: working with them, the president said that the u.s. is working with securing nuclear weapons. he told iran, it must aboy with international law. >> the iranian government must confirm to the world the peaceful intent of its nuclear program. >> reporter: iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad
turk is tracking the high temperatures for us. bob? >> cooling rain. might see some next week. for the time being, just a hot afternoon. and a hot evening. but it's going to be a lot cooler this weekend. take a look at these numbers. today, we tied the record that was set back in 1970. that was 95 degrees. and that's where we are this afternoon. got to 95. the average high is only 76. average low is only 53. so far today, 95, 70. but i promise you, by the weekend, much cooler temperatures. there we go. 1970. by the way, yesterday in 1970, it was 98 degrees. so that was the hot year. and this year, well, i guarantee, when you see much cooler temperatures. this may be the last 90-degree day we say this year. hopefully. >> all right, bob. thank you. >>> a bizarre crash in whitemarsh leaves a woman dead. tonight, police say they know what led up to the accident. skysky eye chopper 13 over the scene of the parking lot in whitemarsh mall. police say yesterday, a 22-year- old woman was caught shoplifting inside ika. workers in the store took her name and then released her. moments la
would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. >>> mary joins us now with more. >>> days after the nearly abandoned towson complex was auctioned off, a new apartment complex was auctioned. and officials are ready for more luxury. >>> developers and county officials are standing inside this building. it is called the palisades of towson. 351 studio. they're filled with amen its, including custom closet organizing systems. bamboo flooring. kohler fixtures in bathrooms. and an automated parking garage that parks your car for you. >> all of this in the heart of towson. today, we're taking another giant step forward in the renaissance of towson and changed the skyline of this community with the opening of this new, beautiful apartment complex. >>> on tuesday, towson saw what doesn't happen. shoppers now lured to the luxury ring in towson town center. developers and county officials are betting on it. >>> almost. 500 million have taken place. >>> apartments for the palisades start at just over $1200 a month for a studio and go up to 2400 for a two-bedroom ap
of rain turning backyards and basements into a flood zone. jeff dub says he's used to the weather. but this time, it's different. >> when it gets to a certain point, you start thinking, this is bad. >> reporter: another storm system is expected to move in on saturday. >> alexis christoforous, wjz eyewitness news. >>> things are dry in our area. in fact, we're close to breaking a record high temperature, or at least trying it. >>> with all of the rain in the midwest, we could sure use it. out to the west, that front that gave those folks all of that rain has pretty much dried up. almost nothing along that front now. it all moved into portions of canada. a little rain there. but for us, temperatures this afternoon, at 95 degrees. and that ties the all-time record. there you go. on this date set back in 1970. so far, the low today. 70, our normal high is 76 degrees. and i guess the good news is, today may be our last 90-degree day. we've got much cooler weather headed our way for the weekend. mary? >> is that good news or bad news, bob? i'm not sure. all right. moving on at this hour
with animals. der being valcourt is -- derek valcourt is following the controversy for us. >> the defendant claims he beat his small dog after it bit his wife in the hand. but today, it's the judge's sentence for the punishment that many are calling doggone ridiculous. >> reporter: too graphic, so we blurred the image of this 4- year-old miniature pincher beaten to death by derrick chambers. in august, chambers was charged with several counts of animal cruelty, after crews found the dog tied up in a garbage bag in the bed of the truck. >> this was a case we thought called out for punishment. >> reporter: the head of the task force was upset to learn that this week, a city judge agreed to the defense request to drop the case if chambers performed 50 hours of community service, volunteering at the maryland spca. the stunned head of the spca says no way. >> it is our job to protect animals. so this volunteer service will be denied. >> we were just incredibly frustrated that the state attorney's office chose not to prosecute a case where there was just overwhelming evidence to convict the perpe
is there. firefighters tell us that it's possible that she is there, but they have to make sure that someone hasn't been trapped. >> thank you, kelly. wjz's complete coverage comets with captain mike perry who's over the scene. >> reporter: we've been watching firefighters searching diligently and feverishly for the past hours. all we are seeing is one apparatus. and they are rotating crews in and out of rehab, it's very hot down there and it's very difficult work. so it's expected according to the fire command that they are going to be here at least another two hours, that's enough for them to completely clean the scene up and determine if there is anyone indeed trapped. they have to be concerned about the wall, that one wall needs to be shored up before city crews can come in and knock it down completely so they are maintaining a safety sector around this rescue. they are concerned about their firemen. they did have pg & e doing a gas search making sure there is no gas in the area. they have determined that the scene is safe. they are continuing the rescue effort and we'll con
the watches and warnings for us is bob turk. >> we do have heavy rain in portions of the region. take a look at radar, around washington county and western fredrick county, it continues to rain out there from hancock to fredrick. they've had heavy rain in the last hour. south of the baltimore metro area and south washington from east to cambridge and across southern portions of the western shore just a few light sprinkles and showers showing up right now. but i think we do have a possibility of heavy rain later on tonight. because of that there are watches and advisories in effect. bernadette woods is live to look at the region for tonight. >> bob was describing with all of the heavy rain. with all the heavy rain we did have flood flash warnings in effect for a lot of the area. we could see more warnings posted as we head through the morning hours into tomorrow morning. coastal flood warnings in effect for all of the towns and the cities. it's tapping into even more offshore, so we're going to see rounds of heavy rain continue on and off. >> thank you very much bernadette and bob. check on t
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